The Multi-Arts faculty includes professional artists and teachers from the Pioneer Valley, New York and abroad. Leaders in visual arts, theater, dance, fashion, music, and film, these internationally renowned artists provide a unique multicultural experience. They also inspire children with their passion, enthusiasm, and humor.
TITUS NEIJENS - ART
Titus is an artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in European magazines, as well as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. He is also an art director and set designer in film and theater.
SONIA ARRUBLA - THEATER
A former Colombian theater and television actor, Sonia graduated from New York University’s prestigious Film and Television MFA program in 2001. She currently works as a theater director and film editor. Her short films have won various international awards.
CORRINE BYRNE - MUSIC & COUNSELOR
Corrine is a celebrated singer and actress. She holds faculty positions as a voice teacher at Wagner College and at Greenwich House Music School in Manhattan. She also teaches musical theater at the PS3 Charette School in Manhattan.
Corrine has taught music and theater for many years at Multi-Arts. This summer, she is offering a vibrant repertoire of choral music, solo opportunities, and semi-staged concert versions of musical theater songs. Shows that will be represented include Matilda, Seussical, Moana, Anastasia, and more!
LILE MERRELL - COUNSELOR
Lile is currently a sophomore at Hampshire College, concentrating in arts education, semantics and visual arts. She has volunteered at elementary and middle schools, and worked at summer camps, providing mentorship for students, specifically in the arts.
ASIA VAN PELT - COUNSELOR & FASHION DESIGN
Asia is majoring in theater and theatrical design at
the University of Massachusetts. Her focus is primarily
textiles and costume design. Asia has also training in
painting and drawing
XINEF D'AGNOS - WRITING & STORY TELLING & THEATER
Xinef is a published author and writer who has written and directed for multi arts where he is an alum. He currently teaches creative writing workshops to adults for a youth development program and also works with social justice initiatives though the creative arts. He is also a choir director and acting director of the arts at Hope Community Church of Amherst.
JULIO NEIJENS - COUNSELOR & ART TEACHER
Julio just graduated in May 2016 from The School of the Art
Institute of Chicago majoring in painting and drawing. Julio
has gained experience as a counselor and art teacher working at
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